Is there such a thing as a perfect tennis shoe?
We don’t think so, not because every shoe (or racquet) has a flaw, but because perfect means different things to different people. If someone wants to play a game based on quick movements and rapid speed, they will not like shoes that have a strong gripping.
If someone, on the other hand, likes to play a game with firm footing and prefers to win through fast footwork, they will want grip that ensures they don’t slide, ever. Every different playing style has its own perfect shoe.
Do they fit the bill? Let’s see.
The first thing you notice when you wear the shoe is how narrow the fit is. This is not a problem, it’s a feature.
When you wear a performance shoe, you want the shoe to grip your feet as much as possible, to give you the type of freedom you otherwise only get barefoot.
The Asics Gel Solution Speed 3 shoes have cushioning and are very comfortable to wear, but they grip your foot slightly stronger than most other shoes.
There’s well established science behind design choices like this.
Research has shown that when people use a tool they are comfortable with, they have the same brain activity as when they are using their own limbs.
This isn’t true for things which they aren’t comfortable with.
Asics Gel Solution Speed 3 Comfort Factor
The Asics Gel Solution Speed 3 hug your feet because they want you to move your feet, not your shoes, and it definitely works.
The comfort translates to performance. Multiple reviewers said the same thing – that they felt more confident moving in these shoes than they normally do.
One thing that may surprise Gel Solution fans is that the traction is even better on the Asics Gel Solution Speed 3 shoes than it was in the previous versions.
There is absolutely no slippage issue – your feet when you want them to. This allows for quick movement, which gives you ample room to confuse your opponent with shots from creative angles.
The shoes are also some of the lightest we have ever seen, which only further adds to their speed. All in all, the Asics Gel Solution Speed 3 shoes are an excellent choice for any tennis player, and are the perfect shoes for people who love moving quickly in tennis.
You won’t be afraid of falling over or of sliding past your target, which will allow you to play a more freeform game, because you’ll be traveling all over the court more than you normally do.